Charles Robert “Bob” Gay, Jr., 56, of Mecca Township, entered into eternal rest Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at his residence, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born January 2, 1962 in Youngstown, the son of Charles R. Sr. and Kathy June (Brown) Gay, and had lived in the area all his life.
Bob worked as a mechanic and in maintenance, and enjoyed music, building models, and working on cars. He would have had nine years of sobriety this coming August, and was very involved in helping others. He was very close to his family, and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He is sadly missed by his mother and stepfather, Kathy Gay and Merle A. Wolfe of Mecca; three children: Raymond Charles Gay of Mecca, Anthony David Gay (fiancée Erica Luedtke) of Tampa, Fla., and Chelsey Lynn Gay of Warren; three grandchildren, Phillip Franklin Gay, Ava Monroe Gay, and Ariel Sophia Adams; his Aunt Chris, who was his special friend and mentor;and his former wife, Veronica Johnson of Orwell.
His father precedes him in death.
A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted 4:00 pm Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Moose Lodge in Mecca. Material contributions may be made to Bella Care Hospice, 1933 State Route 45, Austinburg, Ohio 44010.